February 4, 2010

Surgery Date Set

You ever have that feeling when you just can't get something off your mind?

Well that's us right now! 

We received the call from Alexa's surgeon yesterday, he spoke with the cath doc and he is available Tuesday the 23rd so although the surgeon was able to do surgery on the 19th he would rather have the heart cath doc there in case he needs his assistance to close the muscular VSD's.  He says he does not expect it but would rather him be there just in case. 

So we have an official date now, Tuesday, February 23rd probably starting at 7:30 a.m.  That is officially 19 days away.  We will have to report to the hospital on the 22nd for pre-op testing and to speak with the anesthisiologist.   So that really only gives us 18 days to prepare.  Doc said to plan about a 10 day hospital stay.   He also stressed the importance of keeping Alexa healhty these next couple of weeks including staying away from crowds and germs as best as possible.

So there are many things I need to prepare.  We will also be having family portrait taken on February 9th so I'm excited about that and need to prepare for that as well.  I am happy I have been able to enjoy the visit of our cirquit overseer to our congregation.  I was worried for a while that we would be in the hospital with Alexa this week, so it's been nice to meet him and his wife.  Looking forward to rest of the week to be spiritually upbuilt.

Lot's of people ask me how I'm feeling and honestly I feel pretty good.  I have been pretty peaceful and calm.  I do have my moments when sudden fear sets in and I may cry for like 10 seconds but then I pray and get over it pretty quick becasue I realize this is for her good and we have no choice.  Mostly I'm dreading that moment when I have to hand her over but I try not to let my mind wonder in the details of the surgery, although sometimes I do, but I prefer to look past that to when she is pink, fully oxygenated and feeling vibrant!   As Dr. T. said during his visit "after her surgery she will begin to blossom with the Spring flowers."

"Do not be afraid, for I am with you.  Do not gaze about, for I am your God.  I will fortify you.  I will really help you. I will really keep fast hold of you with my right hand of righteousness."  

Isaiah 41:8

Looking forward to seeing our beautiful flower bloom!

And having our hearts rejoice!


  1. Ok you got the date, please if you need anything,email me. I will be praying for you!

  2. I love that (blossoming with the Spring flowers) !!! It paints such a beautiful mental picture and brings positivity to a very scary time.


  3. Keeping u guys and the baby girl in our prayers. Glad u'll be able to be by her side. <3

  4. I will be thinking and praying for you on Feb.23rd.!

  5. El martes 23 de Febrero oraré a Jehová por vosotros para que esteis tranquilos y que todo salga muy bien.La niña es guapisima es una muñeca preciosa.Hermana todo va a salir bien,los hermanos te ayudaran a mientras que la operan a tener tu mente entretenida y cuando te quieras dar cuenta tu hija estará totalmente recuperada.
    Besos mil para ti y tu amada familia.

  6. God Bless you Baby Alexa! You are my hero. Strong, brave, loving beautiful neice. I pray to see you soon after surgery recuperating at home. I love you Baby Alexa. I love you Michelle and Brother!

    Love, Mary Morales

  7. I love the pics of Alexa! PRECIOUS!

    I am glad that you have a date for surgery so you can have some time to prepare. It always seems to help when you know "when" it is going to happen rather than playing the waiting game.

    Saying lost of prayers for all of you for the weeks ahead!

    Stef, Ryan, Wyatt and Logan

  8. Praying that the surgery goes well. Alexa is gorgeous, I love her pictures. God bless you and your family always.

  9. Michelle, Alexa is darling. thanks for leaving a post on Adam's carepage. After Adam had the Nikaidoh, the first thing I noticed was how pink his fingers were, even though he was never really dusky or blue. I'm sure that all will go well and I will be checking in on you! best wishes! Diane from Kansas carepages.com page AdamMatthew

  10. Thank you everyone! Gracias! I appreciate all of your care, prayers and concern. ~ xoxo


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